HDD prices

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. flain

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    Probably because the IronWolf is a helium PMR drive allowing for thinner platters while the HGST isn't
     
  2. mikezilla2

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    toshiba 4tb any good!!!!!

    toshiba 4tb any good am looking to buy a 4tb drive i was going to buy seagate but i have heard there only 5900 rpm
     
  4. Pemalite

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    What's a good reliable 8Tb external drive that's not a Seagate? And doesn't cost the Earth? (Hoping for under $500, but cheaper the better.)
    Closing in on 6Tb worth of.. Umm. Stuff... Let's just call it science. :lol:

    At the moment got a 4Tb Western Digital Elements full and starting to fill up my other 4Tb Elements drive. :thumbup:
     
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    I got some from the Best Buy in the US, the WD 8tb easystores, US$159 for single drive, cost me around $250 landed through a freight forwarder. They go on sale fairly often.
     
  7. Pemalite

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    Are Deathstars decent these days? I was turned off them a very very long time ago due to the amount of failures they were having.
    Same with Seagate when I bought three drives and none worked on arrival.
    Would like a drive that's already in an external enclosure too.

    They would use a different power plug, warranty might be void and such, right?
     
  8. AfterBurner1

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    If it helps, I see that Costco have been doing a quiet special on the 8tb External the have if I remember correctly it was down to $349 from $389 ish

    EDIT: actually I see they are still down. get in while you can kids
     
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  9. noober69

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    IMHO HGST are good drives. Seagates are still bad.
     
  10. MUTMAN

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    They called them deathstars for a reason
    Seagates are awesome
    WD reds are overpriced
     
  11. EvilGenius

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    IBM drives were the 'deathstars'. HGST drives are fantastic. Seagate have had several 'unfortunate' models over the last few years but they seem to be back on track. WD are just another brand.
     
  12. power

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    Yeah Hitachi fixed the firmware bug. Generally good drives Hitachi didn't follow them after wdc acquired the brand though.
     
  13. mikezilla2

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    wasn't there something about WD bringing out there own 60 TB HDD at a reasonable Price within the Next 2 years by leveraging off New tech of some sort ?
     
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  14. Spark64

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    Actually WD said they were bringing out some new design that would result in 40Tb drives by 2025.

    It was using Microwaves (MAMR) instead of Heat (HAMR).

    PS: 60Gb is about 15 year old tech.
     
  15. mikezilla2

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    :eek: Swap the G and i with a T
     
  16. MUTMAN

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    So 60 Tg ???
     
  17. nav

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    Lol, I still have bad memories from the Deathstar days. I was replacing a failed drive the other day, the sales guys reckon HGST are used widely in data centers these days. So after 10 odd years of steering clear, I've bought one again. :eek::D

    -nav.
     
  18. wintermute000

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    I've gone all hitachi on my NAS for >5 years, never any issues. touch wood
    in the 5 years before that, numerous WD/Seagate failures, as well as my desktop.
     
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    Hitachi is the only brand that's never failed on me. I bought 4x4TB (when 4TB was the largest size on the market) and they've been running basically non-stop since then. Plan to upgrade to 3x10TB HGSTs soon.
     
  20. VIP3R

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    Ive run 5x 3TB WD reds for 3 years and 10 months. Have 3x 6TB Reds that are just over a year old.

    Was looking at getting 3x 10TBs HGSTs myself to clear up some case space and make it easier for cooling, I hope they have a black friday sale on them.
     

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